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autogenic training

 [aw″to-jen´ik]
a method of self-induced deep relaxation, derived from hypnosis.

autogenic training

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting with self-suggestions about feelings of heaviness and warmth for the purpose of inducing relaxation. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

autogenic training

a form of psychotherapy that employs self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques. Also known as autogenics.

autogenic training,

n an outgrowth of self-hypnosis, a method of achieving a self-induced state of trance by passive concentration and aware-ness of body sensations to induce relaxation.
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The signals initiating autogenic training start within executive awareness.
The sensations of bodily heaviness and warmth elicited in autogenic training are correlated with muscular relaxation.
In autogenic training, the body's voluntary muscles become ever more relaxed, often far beyond ordinary experience.
As stress reactions are transcended in autogenic training, other sensations may be manifested.
Autogenic training and Tummo mediation originate from different paradigms.
The autogenic training session appeared to be most effective in showing a statistically significant change in decreased respiratory and pulse rates and increased peripheral skin temperature.
Autogenic training is also a simple relaxation training strategy that the students enjoyed and learned quickly.
In addition, the majority of subjects reported "never" using autohypnosis, autogenic training, blank meditation, bracing, color, cue words, mantra meditation, and Transcendental Meditation(c) for performance enhancement.
Linden and Chambers (1994) analyzed 166 randomized clinical trials, evaluating the effects of various medications, weight reduction, sodium and alcohol restriction, physical exercise, calcium and potassium supplements, standard single-method (progressive relaxation training, autogenic training, meditation, and biofeedback) and standard multi-method relaxation therapy (combinations of aforementioned treatments), and individualized therapies (cognitive behavioral therapy, marital communication training, anger management, etc.
If that's not possible, discreetly leave the room and do something else for a few minutes, such as going for a walk, or relaxing with your Autogenic Training cassette.